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How to select the correct fire extinguisher?

FAQ: How to se;ect the correct fire extinguisher?Fire Extinguishers are selected based on the class of fire from which you need to defend, the agent used in fire suppression and the hazard level on site.

Fires are classified as:
  1. Class A - Common Combustibles
  2. Class B - Flamable Liquids
  3. Class C - Electrical Equipment
  4. Class D - Combustible Metals
  5. Class K - Cooking Media
The fire suppressing agent (Water, Carbon Dioxide, Halatron, Dry Chemicals, Wet Chemicals) within the extinguisher is also an important factor to consider. Some agents are more effective than others when suppressing specific fire classes.

The hazard level (low, moderate, high) on the premises determines the size of the exinguisher required. Determining your hazard level should be done in consultation with Firewatch staff.

For more information on how to select the correct fire extinguisher, please download our guide.

How to Select the Correct Fire Extinguisher

Where should fire extinguishers be placed?

How often should fire extinguiishers be inspected?

When do fire extinguishers require maintenance?

Which is more cost effective, recharging or purchasing a new fire extinguisher?

What is the proper way to dispose of a fire extinguisher?

Placement
Places where fire extinguishers need to be available for safety.

Buildings

Commercial buildings are required by law to have fire extinguishers. Residential buildings like a home or cabin are not legally required to have fire extinguishers however it is strongly recommended. Read more...

Transportation

Commercial, Public and Personal vehicles including airplanes, trains, boats, buses, cars, trucks, heavy equipment, RVs and trailers need onboard fire extinguishers. Read more...

Events

Concerts, barbecues, festivals, fairs, rodeos, firework shows and community block parties are examples of outdoor events where fire extinguishers need to be present. Firewatch Inc. provides rental options for outdoor events. Read more...

FAQ

How to select the correct fire extinguisher?

Where should fire extinguishers be placed?

How oftern should fire extinguishers be inspected?

When do fire extinguishers require maintenance?

Which is more cost effective, recharging or purchasing a new fire extinguisher?

What is the proper way to dispose of a fire extinguisher?

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Leduc, Alberta
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